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18 December 2020

World Human Rights Day

To celebrate World Human Rights Day students across all year groups designed hands to be displayed in the LRC, we received many brilliant hands which have created a powerful display for all to see while navigating around school. A big thank you to all students who participated!... more




10 December 2020

Christmas Cards

The calibre of Year 9 art students' Christmas card entries this year was outstanding. Congratulations to the joint winners, Joshua and Chloe, whose designs will be used as the official Kings' Christmas cards this year ! Further congratulations go to Hannah who got second place, and Elizabeth who came in third !... more




07 December 2020

Bettine Harris: British Youth Sailor of the Year 2020

In an online awards ceremony on Thursday evening, Bettine Harris was awarded British Youth Sailor of the year by The British Yachting Awards presented by Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting group editor Rob Peake and guest speaker Luke Patience, Olympic silver medallist and a member of Team GB at the Tokyo Games 2021. Bettine is studying for A levels at Kings of Wessex Academy. She started her sailing career at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club near Cheddar at the age of 7. Cadet dinghy National Champion in 2017 Bettine progressed to the youth boat the 420 dinghy winning the 420 National Champion Women title in 2018. She has represented Great Britain in America, Italy, Spain and Portugal in top level championships. Nominated by her RYA coaches for her outstanding hard work and commitment especially in this difficult year, Bettine won the votes of colleagues throughout the sailing community throughout the UK and even from Europe and NZ. In her acceptance speech Bettine thanked all those who she has sailed with through the years, and thanked Kings Fitness, Somerset’s TS5C, "Extremity" and Olympic Sails for their continued support and of course the very people who started...... more




12 November 2020

Positive COVID-19 Case

A spokesperson for Kings Academy said: “Public Health England South West and Somerset County Council’s Public Health and Education teams are working together to support pupils, parents and staff following a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school. A close contact of the student who tested positive on Tuesday 10 November 2020 has tested positive today. Due to them already self-isolating, this student has not been in school since Tuesday 10 November. Therefore, Public Health England have advised us today that the whole Year 10 bubble should close down and all Year 10’s must self-isolate for 14 days. The last day of isolation for all Year 10 students will be Tuesday 24 November and they return to school on Wednesday 25 November 2020. In addition, this includes the Year 10 students that went into isolation on Tuesday 10 November. The date change for these students is due to the fact that the last date they may have been in contact with the student that has tested positive today is 10 November, and they must self-isolate for 14 days from that date. A comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas of the school is being undertaken. School staff and parents have...... more




11 November 2020

Positive COVID-19 Case

A spokesperson for Kings Academy said: “Public Health England South West and Somerset County Council’s Public Health and Education teams are working together to support pupils, parents and staff following a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school. Close contacts of the confirmed case in Year 10 have been provided with public health advice and are self-isolating for the recommended 14 days. Following discussions with PHE, this involves a total of 70 pupils who now will not return to school until 23 November 2020. A comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas of the school is being undertaken. School staff and parents have been provided with public health advice including what to do if someone becomes symptomatic. Parents have been advised it is not necessary for any other member of the household to self-isolate unless they become symptomatic. It is also not necessary to arrange for a test unless you are symptomatic. Public Health England has provided the school with advice on infection prevention and control and staff will continue to reinforce these key messages:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least...... more